Lavender fields, hilltop villages and spectacular rocky fjords, rosé wine and bouillabaisse, Cézanne and Van Gogh, cutting edge rap and hip-hop music, Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources, pétanque, scuba diving and Olympique de Marseille: Provence is a vibrant mix of romantic tradition and surprising, fast-changing modernity. This is an insider's guide to the best of it, from a professional journalist living there.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
New Pop-Up Campsite Opens Just Outside Marseille
So they finally made it: a group of young artists, architects and people simply in search of a cheap place to stay have created Marseille's first campsite, which receives its first visitors today. Financed mainly through the crowdfunding site Kiss Kiss Bank Bank and built by volunteers, the site, called Yes We Camp, offers a colourful mix of sleeping options, including tents, yurts, caravans, modular units and cabanons (the Marseille version of "cabins") on stilts as well as spaces for artists-in-residence. Click here to read more